Zimmer to return for 65th season, 10th with Rays
Don Zimmer will return for his 65th season in baseball, and 10th with the Rays, the team announced this morning.
Zimmer, who turns 82 in January, was away from the team much of this past season due to health issues that have now improved.
Zimmer will continue in his role as senior advisor, joining the team for spring training and pre-game work at home games.
"Zim has been a valuable resource not only for our players and coaching staff, but for our front office as well,'' exec VP Andrew Friedman said in a statement. "We are excited that he will be returning for another season in our uniform, and look forward to many more.''
The 10 seasons with the Rays will match his longest tenure with any of the 13 teams he has been with; he was also with the Yankees for 10.
In the statement, Zimmer said: "I couldn't be happier. The organization has always been great to me. I can't thank them enough.''